Keeping in touch while living in Oman

Hello everyone,

What are the best ways you've found for keeping in touch with friends and family back home while living in Oman? How frequently do you stay in touch with loved ones?

Are there local equivalents to common instant messaging and online video calling services that you prefer or are more widely used?

If there is a sizeable time difference, how do you manage this?

Do you make international phone calls from a landline or mobile phone from Oman? What do you think of the cost?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


Hello Dear,

Yes there are a lot of ways to communicate family members
as you know now a lot of App which supports calling even video calling
WhatsApp calling and all will work with VPN but Google Duo is the best way to call without VPN

and more on Omantel (Mobile Sim) is also have nice international rates every evening
so its good we have a lot of ways to connect to our loved 1s

Thank you precilla.

Ooh my dia there a quite many ways I do my thing.i communicate with them on line either on what's or messeger via texts or calls buh her in oman thise calls cant really go through but the only way i can manage to reach is that i installed the vpn app that makes me get connected to them through calls.or at times I call direct using my mobile phone buh I always do that on sunday night coz I realised credit doesn't go fast.thats how I manage to get in touch with my family all the time.

raj-muscat :

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Hi raj-muscat,

Kindly stick to the topic of discussion, please.

If you do not have anything worthwhile to contribute, then please abstain from posting unnecessary messages.

WhatsApp , Imo , others

for me i use imo for calling video its very good

Dear Priscilla,

Its very easy and affordable sometimes to keep in touch with your loved ones while living in Oman via different methods like what's app, IMO, Facebook messenger, iChat, yeecall and many others for free of cost. Please note one thing that free calling on these messengers are blocked or not allowed in GCC including Oman but free VPN service available on play store is a good option to unblocked the government system and enjoy free unlimited calls worldwide. The expats living in Oman are doing like this.

Another cheap calling system is the government planned calling cards like Marhaba calling card, Aalo calling card, etc. You can get 50 international minutes to selected countries by the telecommunication companies. So don't you worry about keeping in touch with your family while living in Oman.

Oman is very friendly and safest country for locals and foreigners also from all aspects. I'm living in Oman since 2006 as expatriate. For more help you can ask me more questions or queries.

Rana Masood Bashir

Only you can contact family and friends via letters, like 50 years back  :D  :top:

sasijayaram :

Only you can contact family and friends via letters, like 50 years back  :D  :top:

Dear Mr. Rip Van Winkle,

Perhaps it is time you woke up from your deep slumber ... much has changed since !

Also, you are most welcome to participate in the discussions provided you have something worthwhile to contribute.

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